Iloilo prov’l capitol chooses 125 new college scholars

first_img* Northern Iloilo Polytechnic StateCollege * Iloilo State College of Fisheries ISIP is open to economically-challenged but deserving senior high schoolstudents and bona fide residents of Iloilo Province.Each scholar is entitled to the following: * West Visayas State University * Iloilo Science and TechnologyUniversity * annual uniform allowance of P2,000 * monthly stipend of P3,500 * University of the PhilippinesVisayas center_img “You are here because you are thecrème of the crop. So do not sacrifice your academic records because yourcredential makes a big difference when applying for a job,” Defensor told thescholars. ILOILO – A total of 125 beneficiariesor 25 per district make up the provincial government’s new batch of Iskolarsang Iloilo Program (ISIP) students.All college freshmen, they are enrolled in the following government tertiaryeducational institutions: * book allowance of P4,000 per year * thesis allowance of P2,500 forgraduating studentsGov. Arthur Defensor Jr. led the distribution of checks amounting to P20,500 toeach beneficiary on Feb. 6. The amount covers their allowance for five months,P2,000 book allowance, and P1,000 clothing allowance. Joanna Mae Molaga, currently taking upBachelor of Science in Nursing at WVSU, said the scholarship is an opportunityto empower the youth to pursue their studies despite the financial struggle.“To my fellow youth, I encourage you to exert effort and perseverance becausethe provincial government is ready to support you when you need it,” she said.Alma Ravena, head of the Human Resource Management and Development Office, saidsince the implementation of the scholarship program in 1996, the provincialgovernment produced more than 2,000 scholars, with several now employed at theCapitol. (Capitol News/PN)last_img read more

LeBron James speaks out on Breonna Taylor and his frustrations with racial equity in America

first_img Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers That activism is ongoing. On Friday, More Than A Vote announced an initiative to raise $100,000 for the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, which will go toward paying the outstanding fines and fees of people convicted of felonies which are preventing them from voting. In 2018, Florida passed an amendment in its general election to allow people with felony convictions the right to vote, and MTAV has targeted aid to help affected people exercise that right. James’ Miami Heat teammate Udonis Haslem has been one of the regional leaders for MTAV on the issue.As teammate Anthony Davis said Thursday night: “When he speaks the whole world listens.”But James has also been troubled by many developments since then, including the election of Donald Trump who he has feuded with in the past. While Pew polls last month showed some two-thirds of American adults support Black Lives Matter and discourse on race in America has increased since the death of George Floyd, James seemed to question the notion that true progress has been made, citing profiling incidents he continues to see on video.“I mean, 2016 Barack (Obama) was our president. We know what’s going on now,” he said. “So is that that progress? I don’t think, I think we all can see and say that’s not progress, the conversation that’s being had right now, and how many people are really listening, or are just having conversations trying to make things happen? I think that’s progress, but we got a long way to go.”The Lakers have identified James as one of the most grounded leaders in their group as tension began to build last month and protests spread. Frank Vogel said on Zoom calls, James was one of the loudest voices in rallying teammates to action.Vogel himself said he’s learned a lot in the past two months from his colleagues and players.“I want to personally recognize that I’ve lived a life of white privilege,” he said. “So I don’t experience the same things that people of color have experienced throughout their life and with these conversations over these past few weeks, couple of months, I’ve heard story after story after story of incidents where friends of mine were profiled, and treated unfairly because of the color of their skin. And it’s not right.”James is clear that his is a point of view structured by being Black. He’s said in the past he has Black children that he fears could one day be subject to the same profiling and violence he protests against now.Related Articles How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThat sense of frustration fueled comments that James made after a Thursday night scrimmage against the Dallas Mavericks, a game that was largely inconsequential to start with, and even moreso after James spoke.He started in a way that’s been common in the NBA restart at Disney — talking about his desire to see charges brought against Louisville police officers who shot and killed Breonna Taylor in March. But it also was a meditation on how James, who has been one of the league’s high profile voices for social change for close to a decade now, has been frustrated by stops and starts, and even backward movement for what he views as progress in America.James has posted many messages on social media about Taylor, including a post last week that read: “Dear Breonna, I’m so sorry this is taking so long.” Other prominent NBA stars including Paul George and C.J. McCollum have thrown support behind Taylor’s family in the last week during media availability sessions, and James said he viewed it as a responsibility as one of the league’s leaders to do the same.“I want her family to know and I want the state of Kentucky to know that we feel for it and we want justice,” he said. “That’s what it’s all about. What’s right is right and what’s wrong is wrong. And this is a wrong situation that’s going on in my eyes and in a lot of other eyes, not only here in America but I bet in the world as well.”In the last eight years, James has been a key figure in some of the NBA’s most memorable calls for social justice, calling for more accountability for violence against Black people. The photo of his Heat team donning hoodies was a powerful statement after the death of teenager Trayvon Martin. In 2016, he, Dwayne Wade, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony gave a speech at the ESPYs challenging athletes to be more committed to social justice causes. Through his foundation, his I Promise school in his hometown of Akron, and an emerging voting rights organization More Than A Vote, James is commonly cited as one of the foremost athletes attempting to change the world beyond the court. Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. >> In LeBron James’ eyes, Black Lives Matter is not a movement.Before he was a world-renowned athlete a millionaire several times over, James was poor and Black. He and his single mother moved from home to home, and James nearly had to repeat fourth grade because he missed 83 days of school while weathering housing instability.One gets the sense from James that he wonders where he would be if he had not had the gifts and work ethic that helped make him one of the most accomplished basketball players ever. To him, Black Lives Matter isn’t a movement, subject to the whims of popular culture — it is a daily struggle for Black people to feel that their lives are valued in America.“When you wake up and you’re black, that is what it is,” he said. “It shouldn’t be a movement. It should be a lifestyle. This is who we are. … I don’t like the word ‘movement’ because, unfortunately, in America and in society, there ain’t been no damn movement for us.” But James also said he wants to see more frank and open conversations with perspectives that don’t reflect his own. The increasing divisiveness of discussions of race and social injustice are also something he wants to see change.“I think one of the best things in life is communication,” he said. “No matter what, if you could just sit there and talk to someone look at someone eye to eye and say how you feel, no matter if they like it or not. You can respect them. Somebody might not agree I don’t agree what you say. But if I can look you dead in your eye and you can you can look back at me and say Listen, to each his own, I don’t agree with that, then I can respect you out of that.” Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs last_img read more


first_imgTwo friends have successfully walked across ten islands off the coast of Co Donegal in less than twelve hours.Keen walkers Joe Coyle and John McGrory walked across Inishdooey, Inishbeg, Inishirrer, Inishmeane, Gola, Owey, Inishkeeragh, Inishfree and Rutland island.The two island-hoppers, who undertook their marathon trek in aid of the Mountcharles Community Development Fund, started at 6am on Saturday and finished at 5.55pm the same evening. The men were assisted by Patrick Kyles and Eamon O’Donnell who transferred the walkers from island to island in their Rib Discovery.Joe Coyle said he was tired last night but thankfully had no injuries as a result of their 30km trek.“We were very lucky with the weather and the tides and we didn’t have any accidents.“We’re both very tired but it was so worth it. We don’t know how much we have raised but we’re hoping it’s in the thousands,” he said. Joe said the funniest incident was on Gola island when they met two ladies out walking.“They said they had done ten islands in a year and weren’t too pleased when we told them we were doing ten islands in one day. It was all a bit of fun,” said Joe.EndsISLAND HOPPERS DO MARATHON TREK IN JUST 12 HOURS was last modified: September 5th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:MOUNTCHARLESTen islands challengelast_img read more